UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


02 May 2014 | 2:30 pm to 3:45 pm

'Putin, Crimea and the Symbolism of Post-Soviet Power' by Professor Paul R Josephson

Room 433, SSEES 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW
Professor Paul R Josephson at work…

Special SSEES Guest Lecture

Paul Josephson is a historian of science and technology and an environmental history at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he is professor of history and has served as chairman of the History, International Studies, and STS (Science, Technology, and Society) Departments. His focus is the history of big science and technology in the 20th century, especially that in Russia and the former Soviet Union.

The author of 11 books, Josephson covers history of physics, history of technology, environmental history, science policy, and Soviet history.  His New Atlantis Revisited, a history of Akademgorodok (Novosibirsk), won the Shulman Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in 1998.  He is author of The Conquest of the Russian Arctic (Harvard, 2014) which considers Russian imperial and strategic efforts in the Arctic.

Chaired by Professor Slavo Radošević